Sqn Ldr Bharat Bhushan Soni, Vr.C, Indian Airforce

Sqn Ldr Bharat Bhushan Soni, Vr.C


During the India-Pakistan war in December 1971, Flt Lt Bharat Bhushan Soni was serving with a fighter squadron. During an enemy air raid on an airfield, he engaged a F-104 aircraft. He flew his aircraft at almost supersonic speed at low level and shot down the enemy aircraft.

In this action, Flt Lt Soni displayed gallantry, professional skill and devotion to duty of a high order.